For the first step in e-commerce
Open-source and Free
Shopping Cart Software
Thousands of companies of all sizes, from startups to Enterprise, use CS‑Cart software for running an online store. CS-Cart now comes in a free edition: it’s a free shopping cart, which stays professional, flexible, and feature-rich.
Build a free website with shopping cart based on the professional open source eCommerce platform that has been successfully powering online businesses for 17 years.
For any customer need
Easy development from a basic store to an international marketplace
Become an e-commerce professional
Start with basic free online stores attract new customers with bigger projects, and grow your company. Other free shopping carts won’t give that progress and development opportunities.
1. Improve your skills
Help your customers grow and develop your own skills. Our open source shopping cart has a clean and transparent code that allows for great flexibility, customizations, and growth.
2. Marketplaces and Enterprise solutions
Get more powerfull customers and complex projects. Our open source shopping cart software offers unbeatable flexibility in terms of customization. With CS-Cart, you offer store owners an online business that brings them money, allows them to grow, and progress. CS-Cart Free shopping cart software fits any size of a project.
3. Additional income
Get passive income—sell add-ons on theMarketplace. To sell online successfully, an online store owner should constantly think about how to improve the shopping cart platform so that it offers buyers a great eCommerce experience. To improve a free online store, the owners use ready add-ons that add new features without coding. So you can benefit from both—developing an online store on an open source eCommerce platform, and creating your own add-ons to sell them on the CS-Cart Marketplace.
Become part of a professional community
Free course for developers
We will tell you the most important things about the architecture and development features for CS-Cart! Write your first CS-Cart add-on in a week of studying!
Everything for fast development
Most powerful platform
Easy-to-use platform for fast start and growth of an online store
Proven over the years commercial platform code. All functionality is tested, the code passes code review. CS-Cart Free shopping cart is based on a popular technology stack that includes PHP, Smarty and other libraries. And the platform’s code is clear and easy to understand. Not to mention that it's completely secure.
A feature-first approach
CS-Cart vs. Prestashop
CS-Cart will help your business to grow. In your free online store, you can add storefronts, upgrade single-store to marketplace, sell hundreds of thousands of goods and serve a large number of site visitors to the site.
Cs-Cart have customer care service: from one-time assistance to ongoing service. Well established community will help you with advice.
Documentation fully covers topics for both developers and store administrators. Lots of video tutorials. Developer courses. A large community is always ready to help.
CS-Cart vs. OpenCart
CS-Cart developers are constantly increasing the operation speed, improving the checkout usability, and working on search engine optimization.
CS-Cart does not stand still, we are constantly improving the speed of work, the convenience of placing orders for customers, and optimization for search engines.
The architecture allows you to write add-ons for the platform without program interaction with other add-ons.
CS-Cart vs. WooCommerce
CS-Cart platform was originally developed for e-commerce. We are experts and are ready to share our expertise with you.
We focus on making it convenient for both customers and administrators to use the store. A large number of integrations will allow you to run your business comfortably, and will make it easy for your visitors to make purchases.
An integrated blogging platform with the ability to sell directly from posts.
years in e-commerce
countries people choose CS-Cart
live stores on CS-Cart
Be part of a community full of opportunity
To build a free website with a shopping cart, you need free shopping cart software in the first place. If you are an online store developer, you can use the CS-Cart open source eCommerce platform for your clients’ projects. If you sell online, you need to hire a developer who will build a free online store for you.
Again, you can use free eCommerce shopping carts to create simple online stores. There are plenty of such platforms available but many of them unfortunately don’t offer enough flexibility, customizability, and functionality. CS-Cart Free is an open source shopping cart that has it all.
To sell online without a website, use a simple landing page. You can create it on any landing page builder—there are plenty of them available, free and paid. A landing page is suitable for selling one or several products online. It is not suitable for selling hundreds and thousands of products like an online store.
It is not really possible to do a business online without investments. You need to buy products to keep them in-stock, you need money on marketing and advertising. But there are things you can greatly save money on. Free e-commerce shopping carts are one of the things that help you save your budget. For example, CS-Cart is a free shopping cart software that supports unlimited products, shipping methods, and other must-have eCommerce features. And it’s totally free.
Well, you have two cheap options to sell online: sell on marketplaces or build your own online store on a free shopping cart. The latter requires more effort but your own online store means freedom, flexibility, and more business opportunities.
Unlike the paid version, CS-Cart Free doesn’t have some features for larger stores. That includes privileges and user groups for administrators, multiple storefronts, warehouses, CDN support, and back-end sign-in via Google. But other than that, there are no restrictions! Neither on the number of products and categories, nor on the time of use. You won’t even be prompted to move to the paid version. You’ll get a modern fully-functional online store for free.
Yes, after purchasing a license, there is no need to perform a complete reinstallation of CS-Cart. Our technical support specialists will help you with the process of upgrading your installation to CS-Cart Standard. This service is completely free of charge and is available upon request in our Help Desk system.
Yes, we offer a free basic course for developers who are interested in CS-Cart Free. It contains information about architecture and most of the features of CS-Cart. It will make it easier for you to understand how CS-Cart works. You can find out more about the course by following this link